Documentation & Tutorials
This page shows you how to use the Drupal CMS InstantApp on your Scaleway instance.
Drupal is an open source content managment platform. Drupal helps you build everything from personal blogs to enterprise applications.
There are three steps to deploy the Drupal InstantApp
Before starting, click the “Create a Server” button in the control panel.
You will land on the server-creation page where you can choose the Drupal image in the InstantApps tab for your Cloud Server:
Choose the server type and click on the Create a Server button. This action starts your server with a pre-installed Drupal application.
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Click on the Security Groups tab to enter the security-groups page. Click the Create a new Security Group button and input the security group name and description.
Check the Enable SMTP box to unblock the mail ports.
Go back to your servers details end select the security group previously created. The new Security Group configuration will be applied automatically on Virtual Cloud Servers. BareMetal cloud servers need to be hard rebooted from the management console to configure the new rules.
To finalize the Drupal installation copy your server public IP address and paste it in your favorite browser.
You land on the Drupal installation wizard.
During the installation, you will be asked for the database login, password and database name. You can retrieve the database
password on the message of the day (MOTD) when you connect your server or on the README file at
Select the Standard installation to get Drupal with the commonly used features.
To make Drupal use your database, set “Database name” to
drupal and “Database username” to
root. You can retrieve the database password on the message of the day (MOTD) when you connect on your server ; or in the README file at located at /root/README. In my case, the password is
Configure your profile completing
sitename and click the “Save and continue” button.
Et voilà! Your Drupal server is now up and running, you can start to customize the look and functionality of your Drupal website based on your needs.